|Author:||Sarah Chandler & Charlie O’Hara-Smith (Editors)|
"It's the world’s most successful peace keeping mission - which hardly anyone’s heard of!” So says one of the many New Zealand Defence Force personnel interviewed for Sinai Journal: 30 Years of Kiwis serving with the Multinational Force and Observers. 2012 marked the thirtieth year of New Zealand’s si... read more
Maori form a significant proportion of the modern New Zealand Army, and Maori officers have achieved the very highest commands, their unique culture is deeply embedded in its tradition and daily routines; celebrated by Maori (indigenous) and pakeha (non-indigenous) soldiers alike. The exploits of the 28th (Maori) Battalion in... read more
A magisterial chronicle of the calamity that crippled Europe in 1914. 1914: a year of unparalleled change. The year that diplomacy failed, Imperial Europe was thrown into its first modernised warfare and white-gloved soldiers rode in their masses across pastoral landscapes into the blaze of machine-guns. What followed were th... read more
A magisterial history of the greatest and most terrible event in history, from one of the finest historians of the Second World War. A book which shows the impact of war upon hundreds of millions of people around the world- soldiers, sailors and airmen; housewives, farm workers and children. Reflecting Max Hastings's thirty-f... read more
This title is not meant to be an autobiography or a history, it is a bit of both. What the book depicts, is the psychological strength of New Zealand soldiers and soldiering in human terms, there is nothing which the well - trained and well - led Maori / Pakeha soldier combination cannot achieve. This has been acknowledged an... read more
This book tells the story of Australians and New Zealanders in one of the Second World War's defining and most memorable campaigns. From July until October 1940, the German air force (the Luftwaffe) sought aerial supremacy in skies over England as a prerequisite for an invasion of Britain (Operation Sealion). The ensuing conf... read more
A graphic retelling of America's global search for one of the most notorious fugitives in modern times.
From the tragedy of September 11, 2001, to the events that brought a global search for one of the most notorious fugitives in modern times to a dramatic end, Killing Geronimo is the compelling graphic retelling ... read more
The history of Wigram Air Base and military aviation in the Canterbury region of New Zealand is brought to life by story-teller Bee Dawson. Bee interweaves the tales of early aviators, the influential people who developed the base, the ordinary air force personnel who lived there, and the key events of military aviation in th... read more
There have been many books written on the SAS, most telling of individual events in the Regiment's history. This book tells the full story, from formation in the sand dunes of Africa in World War II to present action in the Middle East. You'll get an inside look at modern selection and training and the combat engagements that... read more
|Author:||Scott Andrew Selby|
Berlin, 1945: Artur Axmann, a trusted member of Hitler's inner circle and leader of the Hitler Youth witnesses the Fuhrer commit suicide. But he would not let the Reich die with its leader. Evading capture and with access to remnants of the regime's wealth, Axmann had enough followers to re-establish the Nazi party in the ver... read more
In June 2005 four US Navy SEALs left their base in Afghanistan for the Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al-Qaeda leader known to be ensconced in a Taliban stronghold surrounded by a small but heavily armed force. Less than twenty-four hours later, only one of those Navy SEALs was alive. This ... read more
|Author:||Robert W. Malcolmson|
From the summer of 1938, British women from all walks of life joined the Women's Voluntary Services (WVS). This disparate band of women came together for the common good - to help serve and protect their communities. By 1941 a million women had enrolled. These brave and dutiful women played a vital role in Britain's victory. ... read more
This book is in brilliant colour, with many photographs. It will give the reader an understanding of what it was like to be in the professional, close-knit team that was the RNZAF Air Combat Force. Whether in the flying units at Ohakea and Nowra, or in the support units at Ohakea and Woodbourne, they were true professionals, ... read more
|Author:||Paul Blackah, MBE|
The Douglas DC-3 Dakota revolutionised air transport in the 1930s and 1940s. Because of its lasting impact on the airline industry - and in particular the part it played in the Second World War - the 'Dak' is widely regarded as one of the most significant transport aircraft ever built. This title describes the Dakota's rugged anatomy.
New Zealand's mobile Surgical Unit in the Western Desert developed concepts and practice of early surgical treatment by small teams close to the battle front, based partly on the experience of New Zealand surgeon Douglas Jolly during the Spanish Civil War. Lessons learned by the Mobile Surgical Unit were taken up by field med... read more
|Awards:||Shortlisted for Duke of Westminster's Medal for Military Literature 2012.|
SPIES IN THE SKY is the thrilling, little-known story of the partner organisation to the famous code-breaking centre at Bletchley Park. It is the story of the daring reconnaissance pilots who took aerial photographs over Occupied Europe during the most dangerous days of the Second World War, and of the photo interpreters who ... read more
This timely publication has many coloured photographs and its writing gives an interesting insight of what today's modern New Zealand soldier is involved in, in the service of his country in Angola, Bougainville, Kuwait, East Timor, Afghanistan and Iraq.
The world is a battlefield. In this remarkable story from the frontlines of the undeclared battlefields of the War on Terror, journalist Jeremy Scahill documents the new paradigm of American war: fought far from any declared battlefield, by units that do not officially exist, in thousands of operations a month that are never ... read more
The dramatic and almost unknown account of the war fought high above the Gallipoli peninsula, as the fragile biplanes of the Royal Flying Corps and the sea planes of the Royal Navy battled both the elements and the Turkish Air Force.